With your help, we are transforming prison yards into places of hope and healing for incarcerated adults and detained youth. As state funding for rehabilitation dwindles, it is imperative that fair-minded people step forward. Our students need your clear-sighted compassion to build a bridge from prison to lives and livelihoods on the outside.
Will you give today to provide our incarcerated neighbors with the opportunity to prepare for careers, build their skills, and find healing in their hearts through the work of their hands?
$100 brings a Green Industry Expert to the prison classroom
$250 delivers a load of compost into a prison garden to transform barren prison lawns into productive, diverse, working landscapes
$1,000 offers a year-round, 50-hour green industry training for 1 incarcerated student
$5,000 brings the Winter Horticulture Intensive, an 8-week classroom-based course in core horticulture concepts to a new prison in 2017
Our students' ambitions are great. Let's meet them in the garden.
Give online or the old-fashioned way by mailing a check to:
The New Garden Society // P.O. Box 301264// Boston, MA 02130
a new team uniform!
To celebrate our growing team
Whenever we're out in the community- at festivals, conferences and lectures- we're selling these handsome shirts and sweatshirts. Wear your heart on your sleeve and support prison gardens at the same time! All our gear is printed in Dorchester and available in men's sizes S-XL. Hoodies and t-shirts feature TNGS' seal on the chest and 'Transforming Landscapes Transforming Lives' across the back. The New Garden Society's seal is a powerful symbol to wear out into the field featuring the native Juneberry and 'Thus I Flourish.'
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT
Double or increase your impact by utilizing your employer's matching gift program. Hundreds of companies will double employee charitable gifts. Your employer may be one of them! Find out if your company has such a program by asking your Human Resources Department, browsing an alphabetical list of local and national companies with matching gift programs, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each spring and fall, generous farmers and gardeners across New England contribute thousands of dollars worth of plants, tools and supplies to The New Garden Society. As you divide perennials or clean out your barns and sheds this season, think of us. To make an in-kind donation, start by filling out this simple form. 2017 Wish List:
- Perennial flowers
- Wood Chips
- Gift cards (to gas stations or garden centers)
- Potting soil
- Plastic hand tools
- Rooting enzyme
- Gardening books and magazines
Support TNGS when shopping on Amazon, through AmazonSmile. With each eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. Just remember, always start at smile.amazon.com. You can find our organization by selecting New Garden Society, Ltd. Click here for more details.